Attention Deficit Disorder
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms
Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder
Treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder

Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder

It is important to identify adults with ADD and apply appropriate management of their educational, personal and social development to improve their chances for a successful outcome. With early and proper diagnosis of ADD it can help an adult to put his/her difficulties into perspective. With this disorder, the individual will have developed low self-esteem and negative perceptions of themselves as a result of collective academic, social and occupational failures. Many suffers have been labeled as: lazy, immature, spacey, a slow learner, self centered, having a bad attitude, or lacking motivation. These adults with ADD will view their difficulties as the result of an inherited or acquired neurobiological disorder; many become to accept the unsubstantiated believe that they themselves are to be blame for their problems.

With proper diagnosis of ADD it can help to improve self-esteem, work-performance and skills, and educational achievement. Listed below are some symptoms of ADD, if you experience 10 or more symptom it is likely that ADD is present:

  • An internal sense of anxiety
  • Impulsive spending habits
  • Frequent distractions during sex
  • Frequently misplace the car keys, your purse or wallet or other day-to-day items
  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders or substance abuse problems
  • Trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands
  • An attitude of "read the directions when all else fails"
  • Frequent traffic violations
  • Impulsive job changes
  • Trouble maintaining an organized work and/or home environment
  • Chronically late or always in a hurry
  • Frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living
  • Poor financial management and frequent late bills
  • Procrastination
  • Spending excessive time at work due to inefficiencies
  • Inconsistent work performance
  • Sense of underachievement
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relationships
  • A need to seek high stimulation activities
  • Tendency toward exaggerated outbursts
  • Transposing numbers, letters, words
  • Tendency toward being argumentative
  • Addictive personality toward food, alcohol, drugs, work and/or gambling
  • Tendency to worry needlessly and endlessly
  • "Thin-skinned" - having quick or exaggerated responses to real or imagined slight
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